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Manatee Performing Arts Center

102 12th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Sebring, Florida USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently attended an evening performance at the new (1 year one) Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, Florida. From the moment we entered, we were very impessed by the friendly and very professional staff. I was amazed at the vass theatre lobby which accomodates a smart-styled gift shop and a beverage bar with chairs and tables for those patrons that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very nice facility and the Bradenton Players were really quite good for an amatuer company. Good fun while in Bradenton. Couple this with any of the great eateries downtown on Old Main street and you have a slice of yesterday in a clean modern facility. The wine and beer available pre show and at intermission makes it all the better.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just over one year ago the Manatee Platers opened their new arts center with "Miss Saigon". We have been supporters of the Manatee Players for several years, and welcome the new, wonderful, arts center. There are two theaters, and the performances by local players are often as good as professional performances in the bigger theaters in the area.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a venue for a repertory theater that opened in about 2012. The cheapest seat is excellent. We saw Les Meserables there and it was fantastic.

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Napoleon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were fortunate to see the volunteer run of the show. I can not believe the talent presenting the program ! Wonderful voices, great staging and very professional. The building is beautiful and very accessible. Highly recommend seeing any show there. They have 2 trolleys shuttling to and from parking lots, or valet parking

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South Pole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I love all the shows there, my favorites were Fiddler on the Roof and Our Town! I enjoy their large cast straight plays or shows with ballet, and would recommend they do Anne Frank and Helen Keller soon though, also the actors should get like, a ton of free food, preferably chocolate.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I got there just in time for the last feeding. Snooty is amazing! Unfortunately the other manatees had been released so he was all alone. The staff were knowledgeable. The museum was smaller than anticipated but gave good insight into the area's history. If you are in the area go see it, but I wouldn't drive out of my way... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Thought the venue was great as were all the actors in this relatively boring show - Mystery of Edwin Drood. The acting company made even that show good so I'd love to see them in a better one. Sets, costumes, direction and all were also excellent. Wonder who chose that show???

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We saw "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder by the Manatee Players and it was a very enjoyable evening. The play was very professional, and all the characters were believable. It was nice to meet the cast afterwards, and they seemed very appreciative of their audience. The theatre is very accessible in downtown Bradenton, and presents a varied and packed programme.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Good performance of a classic tale about a classic American. Took our 11 yr old and he immediately commented on the improvement the new facility is over the old. The lead in this show was really adorable and the actor who played PC did a good job even if her Patsy voice was a little in consistent; she sang beautifully... More

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